The Northern Elders forum has revealed that they were deceived into voting President Muhammadu Buhari as president as they described him as a disappointment to the North and country at large.
The forum went further to stretch the fact that they can’t afford to repeat the same mistake they made in 2015 this 2023 which was voting Buhari into power. They said that the president to come must be someone who will do better than the past presidents Nigeria had ever recorded.
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They went further to say that they don’t mind the president coming from the north, provided he will do well more than past presidents.
The group’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, made these known to the public in an interview with journalists in Kaduna on Saturday.
from what the NEF’s spokesperson said, a Northerner and his Southern counterpart posses equal rights to contest for the nation’s most coveted political office in the 2023.
He has, however, made it known that the North would vote a competent president in 2023 even if it’s from the South.
Baba-Ahmed warned that no Northern presidential candidate should take the region for granted in the 2023 race, pointing out that that was how the region ended up with what he described as the “Buhari mistake”.
He revealed that the North was heavily deceived into voting in Buhari believing that the country would be better.
A former Independent National Electoral Commission’s Secretary, Baba-Ahmed, said, “ Northerner and a Southerner posses equal rights to contest but Northerners should be very careful of who they vote for in 2023.
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